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by SergeS
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Trying to determine sex of red empress
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: Trying to determine sex of red empress

2" 3/4 is still a bit too small to be certain I reckon. Egg spots are generally less clear with the females, but they still can have them. Take a look at this picture, for example:

https://www.cichlids.com/pictures/pic/R ... thful.html
by SergeS
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs
Replies: 27
Views: 7459

Re: Labidochromis caeruleus "Ruarwe" Orange Labs

As far as I know it's "just" a Yellow Lab, not any different from the other varieties (except for the color). Quite easy & fun to keep, not very aggressive either. Calling them "Orange" is a bit too much I think, it's a more like a deeper shade of yellow :)
by SergeS
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Help me to identify thia cichlid
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Help me to identify thia cichlid

Yes, I still think it's M. lombardoi aka Kenyi cichlid. But they will have to grow. A full grown specimen is a good 5" in size, they should grow on average about 0,5" per month, so do the math :) (Dominant) males will turn bright yellow, females will remain as they are now (blue). A very attractive ...
by SergeS
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Help me to identify thia cichlid
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Help me to identify thia cichlid

They're too young to be 100% sure, but I think it's Maylandia lombardoi (wedge-shaped stripes). Or Metriaclima lombardoi, depending on your persuasion :lol:
by SergeS
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Labidochromis unusual death
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Labidochromis unusual death

I think you answered your own question - looks like stress is the culprit here, either direct or indirect (lower resistance against diseases). But without proper analysis we will not be sure of course :) With Mbuna, it's not a good idea to keep them in a pair without any competition or diversion. Ke...
by SergeS
Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Aulonocara
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: Aulonocara

A man-made fish. It's either A. maylandi, selected and bred for colour of the dorsal fin, or maybe even a hybrid, like A. maylandi X O. lithobates (I simply googled it).
by SergeS
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Crenicichla sp : C. ploegi
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: New Crenicichla sp : C. ploegi

Philippe Burnel wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:25 am
I thought that Ploeg was dutch, not swedish ?
Correct.
by SergeS
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: what kind of cichlid is this
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: what kind of cichlid is this

Someone else suggested it could be a hybrid melanochromis / auratus? That was my first thought as well. Melanochromis auratus. But that one should have some light yellow horizontal striping on the body and top, and this one doesn't from the looks of it. But a clearer picture would make an ID a bit ...
by SergeS
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New species: Metriaclima koningsi
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: New species: Metriaclima koningsi

Thanks!
by SergeS
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New species: Metriaclima koningsi
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: New species: Metriaclima koningsi

Me too. Anyone know what name was used for this species until now?
by SergeS
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: New and already stressing
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: New and already stressing

I think you answered the question yourself. 10 fish were doing great, but when you added 6 new ones, the problems started. Either the new fish were already sick (bloat is very contagious), or you have too many fish in the tank. Or a combination of both.
by SergeS
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Peacock female species guess
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Peacock female species guess

A black peacock female? I'm véry curious actually :)
by SergeS
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: New Labeotropheus sp
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: New Labeotropheus sp

It would interesting to know if both this new species and L. fuelleborni are found sympatrically at the location of this new species. Indeed. If this "species" would co-exist with (another) L. fuelleborni variant, it could be a good indication. But I don't think it would be "compelling evidence", a...
by SergeS
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Cichlid Conservation
Topic: Wild Ps. saulosi imported?
Replies: 8
Views: 3494

Re: Wild Ps. saulosi imported?

I don't think that Taiwanee Reef is included in a preserved area. Anyway even if the species is not protected, everybody knows that it is endangered. Yes, as far as I know the only "no-go" areas are the south-western part of the lake and the entire coast of Mozambique. Taiwanee Reef is part of an e...
by SergeS
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: New frontpage?
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

New frontpage?

Did I miss something? When I open the frontpage (cichlidae.com) I no longer see the button to go to the forum (or any other button for that matter)? I had to manually type the full URL cichlidae.com/forum to get here. Not a problem, as I know where to look, but the forum is now not easy to find for ...
by SergeS
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: Two New Labeotropheus Species Described
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: Two New Labeotropheus Species Described

Did anyone receive/read the paper yet? And what do you think? I think that the common feeling is that this is a "splitting excersize", and that these are really geographical varieties of L. labeotropheus, but maybe there are very good reasons to classify them as separate species.
by SergeS
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: 5 New Metriaclima Species
Replies: 71
Views: 18559

Re: 5 New Metriaclima Species

Is this belief that they should just be in Cynotilapia, a change that will be reflected in your website soon? Moving those listed under Metriaclima, to Cynotilapia. No, it is a personal belief, but the classification in the site follows specific proposals with a reference to a publication, and the ...
by SergeS
Wed May 11, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: What kind of cichlids are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 2568

Re: RE: Re: What kind of cichlids are these?

rkm.sbc wrote:
Philippe Burnel wrote:Look Like hybrids

Auratus ? X ????
Auratus x lombardoi imo.
+1. The last picture gave it away for me :)
by SergeS
Wed May 11, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: For Beginners
Topic: Gday from oz
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Re: Gday from oz

"Purists" will probably not agree, but Vics and Malawi Mbuna is not the worst mix out there, I think. It depends a bit on the species of course. Mbuna are largely vegetarian, but if you take that into account, then the behaviour is quite similar as far as I know! Also, the water parameters are close...
by SergeS
Fri May 06, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Taxonomy
Topic: What is a species?
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: What is a species?

Yes, if the definition of "a species" involves that two animals are only of a different species if they can not produce fertile offspring, that's exactly what it would mean, I guess. But I don't think that any scientist involved in (the determination of) cichlids agrees with that part of the definit...

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